The City of Fremantle’s heritage register  describes 26-28 Adelaide Street as
“a modest example of a commercial building dating from the first decades of the twentieth century that forms part of a group of similar places and makes a contribution to the Fremantle Town Centre streetscape.”
which I think pretty much sums it up. The building is subject to, in 2018, a re-development application so this image may soon be a reflection of what was once.
The heritage register goes on to provide some history on the street and building.
"Adelaide St is one of the earliest streets of Fremantle, appearing in the 1833 survey. It is named for Queen Adelaide, consort of William IV.
In 1880 a dwelling house was present on the lot belonging to John Joseph Clarke, a carpenter. On a lot 332 a dwelling house was owned and occupied by DB Francisco. In 1889 on lot 331 there were two shops and a house. One shop was owned by a butcher, John Lannetty and the other shop and house were owned by Richard W Woods. On lot 332 there was a house owned by DB Francisco. By 1889 lot 331 consisted of two lots of shops and rooms and one dwelling. Lot 332 had five offices, two shops an rooms, two offices and warehouses, one dwelling and surgery and one lot of counselling rooms. It appears that there is some confusion of the lots as originally lot 332 is owned by DB Francisco and later lot 331 is owned by his widow.
By 1940/41 number 24 is owned by Eliza Loxton, number 26-28 is owned by Jane Edna, number 30-32 is owned by Freecorns Ltd and number 34/36 is owned by Charlie Carters Ltd."
The mention of Charlie Carters Ltd is of more recent historical interest as Charlie Carters was for some time a well known discount grocery chain in Western Australia.
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L'Herm Alt 892m Chemin de Stevenson Trail, France -2018-28 by Andrew Priest, on Flickr
L'Herm, our high point for the day at 892m. From here we could look down on Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille our final destination for the day, some 4 km more of walking. By this stage Anne was in a lot of pain with her leg so it was welcoming knowledge knowing we had only about an hours walking ahead of us.
Day 1 of 12 - Le Puy-en-Velay to Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille: Walking the Chemin de Stevenson (GR 70 Robert Louis Stevenson Trail) in the south of France.